Molecular biologists usually work in laboratory research. They can work in an academic environment teaching biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or genetics, while at the same time doing research. They can also, with the asppropriate education degree, teach high school biology or chemistry.
They can also work in the medical establishment where they collaborate with geneticists, microbiologists, and doctors to diagnose disease and develop novel drugs.
They an also hold scientific positions in the pharmaceutical, forensics, food science, and biotechnology industries. The agricultural sector also employs molecular biologists, where they work to develop new foods, combat pests, and study the genetics of agriculturally important animals.
Graduates with additional business experience can get employment in the private sector as lab managers or biotechnology company directors. They can also become patent lawyers, business executives, and public educators. Those with computer and/or programming knowledge can go into bioinformatics as well (see the article on bioinformatics).
A degree in molecular biology can also be used for further studies in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, and veterinary science.